Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WARNING: TMI






I went to the doctor yesterday to be...checked...



Apparently I am a 1+, 75 % effaced, and baby is "right there" as Heather, my CNM, informed me in a surprised tone (By the way...if you have a male certified nurse midwife, are they called a midwife? What do you call them?? Do they even exist???? Would they be a nurse midhusband?? Or just a male-nurse-who-does-midwifey-things? Or do they go by their other name, nurse practitioner?? Maybe that's it...).



My body liked what it heard, and went into contractions (ouch...) all day (and all night), and I felt nauseated as a consequence...or it could have been an overdose of fresh salsa. Either way, I felt pretty awful. I kept willing my water to break just so I could stop feeling rotten. No luck, as you can tell.



While I was visiting with Heather, she told me if I progress to a 2+, I could go ahead and be induced next week if I wanted. She didn't push it either way. I told her, confidently, that I wasn't in a rush, and the baby could come whenever...after yesterday afternoon/evening, I thought perhaps I was too hasty and overconfident...bleh...



It is comforting to know that at some point it will end. It's not an "if" thing. Thank heaven.

P.S. I found this on a site about the psychological effects of pain...doesn't this look like something else??? Ha ha ha ha! They are so similar...

11 comments:

Les said...

Wow! I didn't know you were that far along, congrats! So do you know if this baby is a boy or a girl? Are you still having tons of contractions? I am so excited for you, and I hope it happens quickly, it is easier that way.

Bethany said...

Yes, at first glance, I thought that charts was something else.

shydandelion said...

It's a girl. :) The contractions died down, but I still feel icky. I don't think I have a bug...

Rebecca said...

yeah!!!!!!!! I'm going to be an auntie!!!!!! :)

I'm happy for you and I am glad I am done.

Enjoying Life . . . One day at a time! said...

Love the circle diagram! I'd say that looks pretty familiar, and to think, I get to experience that soon! I'm glad everthing seems to be progressing well for you!

Jen said...

:O

Katscratchme said...

I must be too innocent to see what you guys are talking about...

shydandelion said...

No, not innocent...but maybe you are blocking the memory of dialation right before you gave birth to Henry.

Amy said...

Good luck, Dara! I'll be wishing that you won't have too much pain. I still wanna see some prego pictures!

Tina said...

Oooooh... it's almost here!! How exciting. I love this part, the unknown, the excitement, the anticipation to see what your baby looks like, the worrying if your epidural is going to work, the anxiousness about having another baby... hmm, not the last two but still, it's so fun!! I can't wait to hear all about everything. Good luck!!

Tara said...

Ooo, look at that! You're dialated to Suffering! Congratulations - it won't be long now (:

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